New text-to-speech and translation features available on the Keusote website!
We published our key health and social services pages in English and Swedish on our website, www.keusote.fi, in June. Our website now has text-to-speech and translation features from ReadSpeaker accessibility solutions.
ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech and translation features make our online content more accessible, especially for foreign-language speakers and people with dyslexia, learning disabilities, and vision impairment. These technologies are also useful for anyone who prefers to listen to text rather than read it, for example while driving.
With the text-to-speech feature, you can listen to our web content in Finnish, English and Swedish with just one click, regardless of device and location. You do not need to download any additional software.
The translation feature enables you to translate a selected text to another language and then have the text read in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian or Vietnamese.
The translation feature uses Google Translate, so please keep in mind that the translations are not perfect and may contain errors, and for this reason, they are not substitutes for translations made by professional translators.
“We wanted to make it easier for our foreign-language population to access information and use our health and social services by introducing translated web content and text-to-speech and translation features,” says Larissa Franz-Koivisto, Adult Social Work Manager from Keusote’s Immigrant Services.
Explore our English and Swedish web pages and try out the text-to-speech and translation features!
The translated content can be accessed by clicking on ‘English’ or ‘Svenska’ at the top of the Keusote website or by typing in the following addresses:
More information: Service for immigrants
There is also a special website for immigrants, which includes information about services provided by local authorities in Finnish and English: https://www.maspa.fi/en